Film Review: 'Reminiscence' is a Mystery with Very Little in Mind

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CHICAGO – “Reminiscence” is a futuristic noir with precious little on its mind. Instead of ideas, this sci-fi thriller offers half remembered cop movie cliches and hard boiled detective narration that’s just barely a step above Harrison Ford’s in the original cut of “Blade Runner.”

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 2.5/5.0
Rating: 2.5/5.0

Hugh Jackman is Nick, a former cop and former soldier in the not too distant future. He is now a private detective making a living off memories. He searches through people’s memories courtesy of an isolation tank full of water that allows the subject to relive the memories all over again, and presents them in a hologram so Jackman and his overworked assistant Watts (Thandiwe Newton) can pour over clues.

“Reminiscence” is in theaters and HBO Max on August 20th. Featuring Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Thandiwe Newton, Daniel Wu and Marina de Tavira. Written and directed by Lisa Joy. Rated “PG-13”

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